Derek Fisher derek.fisher at
Fri Aug 13 20:40:42 GMT 1999


  I am building a high-availability Samba server for our entire company.  There is
nothing built-in to Samba that I have seen, so I am writing an agent for Veritas
Cluster Server.  If you're on Solaris, VCS is really nice, though it isn't cheap
(about $14k per node).  Veritas is also coming out with a product called File
Server Edition, that integrates Samba with their FileSystem product, so they will
probably be writing an agent for it.  If you're on Linux, I'm not sure what HA
products are available yet.  I'm sure SGI will be porting some of theirs in due


Derek Fisher
UNIX Administrator
Epson Portland Inc.

> Date:   Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:56:03 -0400 (EDT)
> From:   Benjamin Suto <ben at>
> To:     samba at
> Subject: Samba High Availability
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> We're using Samba, and it's working very well, however I'm interested in
> finding out what approaches would work for having some sort of
> redundancies in place in case the main server crashes.  Is there anything
> in place for Samba in order to have some sort of backup in place in case
> the main server crashes.
> The reason is that the server is critical to the company's business, and
> the few outages we've had (due to reasons other than Samba) have shown us
> the need for some redundancy.
> If anyone has any information or any ideas on how to go about this, please
> reply.
> Thanks,
> Ben

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